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Sprint Announces the Sanyo Taho by Kyocera

December 9, 2010 3:37 PM | Kyocera | Sanyo | Sprint Nextel |

Sprint has announced the versatile, rugged Sanyo Taho by Kyocera to face any challenge. Not only does this rugged device withstand dust, shock, and vibration, it even takes on blowing rain, and immersion in water without missing a beat. Depend on the 2.0 MP camera with flash and camcorder to capture important images or videos on the fly. Connect to peripheral devices wirelessly with Stereo Bluetooth and utilize up to a 32MB microSD card to store your downloaded content. Sanyo Taho is prepared for anything you will encounter on the job.
Main Key Features:
  • Built “military tough” (military standard 810G) – withstands dust, shock, vibration, extreme temperatures, blowing rain and up to 30 minutes of full immersion in water up to one meter (3.28 ft.) deep.
  • For enterprise use, restrict incoming and outgoing voice calls with password protection, disable both the camera and Web access, and lock the phone’s GPS functionality on so the phone’s location can always be tracked.


Boost Mobile Announces the Candy Apple Red Samsung Seek

October 26, 2010 8:40 AM | Sanyo | Sprint Nextel |

Boost Mobile brightens its handset lineup on the Nationwide Sprint Network with the launch of the popular Samsung Seek, now available in Candy Apple Red and offered exclusively by Boost Mobile at Best Buy and Best Buy Mobile specialty stores for $149.99 (excludes taxes). Boost Mobile’s first touch-screen device with a slide-out QWERTY keypad is designed to deliver easy access to multiple messaging options and popular social networking sites.

The Samsung Seek matches a sleek touch-screen experience with a nationwide wireless network measured more dependable than T-Mobile, based on dropped and blocked calls, according to a nationwide independent third-party drive test.*

“We are excited to partner with Best Buy to offer a new color version of an already successful device,” said Andre Smith, vice president, Boost Mobile.
Samsun m350 Seek


Sprint Announces the LG Optimus S, Samsung Transform and Sanyo Zio

October 7, 2010 8:29 AM | Samsung | Sanyo | Sprint Nextel |

Sprint today announced the upcoming availability of LG Optimus S, Samsung Transform and Sanyo Zio. These handsets are one of the first Android-powered devices to offer the ultimate personalized experience with Sprint ID, a new user-friendly way of personalizing Android devices.

LG Optimus S

Offering easy-to-use Google applications, the LG Optimus S delivers an engaging Android experience for first-time smartphone users. LG Optimus S will also be the only Sprint ID phone to launch with Android 2.2 offering users hotspot functionality.

LG Optimus S will be available beginning on Sunday, Oct. 31, in all Sprint retail channels including online and 1-800-SPRINT1 for just $49.99 with a new two-year service agreement or eligible upgrade and after a $100 mail-in rebate (pricing excludes taxes).


Sprint Announces the SANYO Vero by Kyocera

September 23, 2010 2:15 PM | Kyocera | Sanyo | Sprint Nextel |

Sprint today announced the SANYO Vero by Kyocera which will keep you connected to friends and family with email, text and web browsing with Google Search.

The SANYO Vero comes with a large screen and key pad with the ability to make your menus larger for additional ease of use. The extremely light clamshell has all the key mobile features, including a large, 2.4-inch QVGA display with 1.3-inch glow-thru OLED sub-display, 1.3 megapixel camera and generous battery life.

The handset features a “grippable” soft-black finish and an external OLED glow-thru display for caller ID and clock. Once flipped open, Vero’s extra-large key pad enables quick and easy messaging and the 240x320-pixel internal color display makes it easy to view threaded text and multimedia messages. With up to 5.2 hours of talk time, Vero is always at the ready.  



Cricket Launches their First Android Powered Smartphone, the Sanyo ZIO by Kyocera

August 26, 2010 10:24 AM | Sanyo |

Cricket Communications today announced the immediate availability of the Sanyo ZIO (pronounced Zī -O) by Kyocera, the highly-anticipated first Android phone launched by the innovative leader in no-contract, nationwide mobile wireless. ZIO blends an elegant design with an ultra-intuitive user interface to unlock the vast array of content and applications in Android Market.

The all-new Sanyo ZIO by Kyocera is immediately available online at, at Cricket-branded retail stores and at dealers nationwide without a contract for $249.99. The sleek new device comes equipped with a vivid, 3.5inch WVGA touchscreen and runs on Cricket’s all-3G network, providing users with access to the tens of thousands of Android Market applications, GPS capabilities and much more. In addition, the ZIO features real web browsing at 3G speeds and Wi-Fi connectivity.



Sprint Announces the SANYO Incognito SCP-6760

November 23, 2009 11:37 AM | Kyocera | Sanyo | Sprint Nextel | Comments (1)

Sprint recently announced the launch of the SANYO Incognito SCP-6760. Chock full of media and messaging features, Incognito features a high-gloss, Titanium Black mirrored external surface that jumps to life with the activation of the phone’s glow-through keypad and OLED external display.

Flipped open, the phone boasts a full QWERTY keyboard and a high-resolution 2.6” QVGA internal display. Optimized for Sprint’s high-speed EVDO network, Incognito will launch exclusively online Nov. 30, known as “Cyber Monday,” at and in all Sprint retail channels beginning Dec. 6 at a budget-friendly price of $49.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate with a new two-year Service Agreement (all device prices exclude taxes).

 SANYO Incognito


Sprint Now Selling the SANYO SCP-3810

November 3, 2009 11:09 AM | Sanyo | Sprint Nextel |

Sprint has launched the SANYO SCP-3810 offering the essential features consumers rely on to stay connected. SCP-3810 is polished with a luxurious mirrored finish in trendy Regal Red or Black Onyx, with a translucent OLED display glowing through, to subtly show the time or caller ID. It boasts a 1.3 megapixel camera and a large, easy-to-use keypad and a large, 2.4-inch QVGA screen with a convenient large-font option for better legibility. Operating on Sprint’s 1xRTT network, SCP-3810 offers instant access to the Web, email and text messaging.


  • Two color options: Regal Red and Black Onyx
  • Dimensions: 3.8 inch x 2.0 inch x 0.7 inch; Weight: 4 ounces
  • Main Display: 1.45 inch x 1.93 inch, 65K color TFT LCD (240x320)
  • Standard battery: Removable lithium ion (Li-ion) battery provides up to 5.8 hours of continuous talk time


Sprint Announces the SCP-2700 by SANYO

March 31, 2009 10:54 AM | Kyocera | Sanyo | Sprint Nextel | Comments (3)

Sprint and Kyocera SANYO Telecom, Inc. today announced the upcoming arrival of SCP-2700 by SANYO, a stylish and easy-to-use messaging device featuring a full QWERTY keyboard with threaded text messaging, 1.3 megapixel camera, Sprint Navigation, Sprint Family Locator, Sprint Mobile Email Work, Social Zone application, and Bluetooth.

SCP-2700 will be available beginning May 10 in all Sprint retail channels including  and 1-800-Sprint1. SCP-2700 by SANYO will be available exclusively from Sprint for just $29.99 with a new two-year service agreement, after a $50 mail-in rebate.

Sprint offers an affordable Everything Messaging Plan that lets customers -- particularly the growing numbers who are new to texting -- take advantage of the SCP-2700 by SANYO’s messaging features at a great value. This plan includes 450 anytime minutes, unlimited night & weekend minutes starting at 7 p.m., unlimited mobile-to-mobile minutes, plus unlimited text, picture and video messaging – all for just $49.99 per month (excluding taxes and surcharges). This plan provides a savings of more than $115 per year vs. comparable AT&T and Verizon plans.*

Sanyo SCP 2700


Sprint Announces the Katana Eclipse X by Sanyo w/ One Click

November 3, 2008 6:22 PM | Kyocera | Sanyo | Sprint Nextel |

Sprint and KYOCERA SANYO Telecom, Inc. today announced the availability of Katana Eclipse X by SANYO. Katana Eclipse X by SANYO brings customers the speed, simplicity and exclusive access of Sprint's Now Network in a convenient and attractive form factor.

Katana Eclipse X by SANYO is available for $99.99 with a two-year subscriber agreement and $50 mail-in rebate. There are two color options - Nightlife Black and Hypnotic Pink.

Katana Eclipse X by SANYO enhances the original Katana Eclipse by SANYO that was introduced in August with the addition of One Click. Like the original, it combines unique lighting effects with the blazing fast data speeds and exclusive content available on the Sprint Mobile Broadband Network.

The innovative and fun illumination capability allows the user to assign lighting effects to specific callers as well as alerts and messages.

Katana Eclipse X by SANYO


Sprint Announces the Sanyo Katana Eclipse

August 18, 2008 11:44 AM | Sanyo | Sprint Nextel |

Sprint today announced the Katana Eclipse by Sanyo its first multimedia phone to combine unique lighting effects with the advanced speeds and features of the Sprint Mobile Broadband Network.

The innovative and fun illumination capability allows the user to assign lighting effects to specific callers as well as alerts and messages. Katana Eclipse offers a host of advanced features including live and on-demand TV, over-the-air song downloads, integrated GPS navigation, web browsing, and gaming.

The microSDHC Memory card slot supports cards up to 8GB to hold songs, pictures, video, and contact back-up. Additional features include a built-in speakerphone, stereo Bluetooth® technology, external music navigation controls and an internal antenna. The attractive and slim phone easily slips into a pocket or purse.

Katana Eclipse


Sprint Launches the Katana LX by Sanyo

April 21, 2008 11:09 AM | Sanyo | Sprint Nextel |

Sprint has launched the Katana LX by Sanyo. This slim handset has an elegant mirrored finish with a translucent OLED LCD glowing through to subtly show time or caller ID.

Katana LX by SANYO is family-friendly and affordable offering access to the essential features users need most on their wireless phone. Key features include Web and email access, VGA camera, speakerphone, integrated Bluetooth technology, and large, colorful internal LCD screen. Katana LX by SANYO is available in three fashionable color options: Pacific Blue, Elegant Pink, and Liquid Graphite.


  • Dimensions: 3.7” x 1.9” x 0.7” Weight: 3.4 ounces
  • Internal Display: 2.0” 65K color TFT LCD (128x160); External Display: OLED Glow-through
  • Standard rechargeable Lithium Ion (LiIon) battery provides up to 4.8 hours continuous talk time


Sprint Announces the Sanyo Pro-200 & Pro-700

April 4, 2008 11:13 AM | Sanyo | Sprint Nextel |

Sprint recently announced the upcoming launch of two new Nextel Direct Connect devices, the Sanyo Pro-200 and the Sanyo Pro-700.

These new Nextel Direct Connect devices will expand the reach of the industry-leading Nextel Direct Connect push-to-talk (PTT) service and will incorporate the speed of Sprint Mobile Broadband and Sprint's largest voice calling area.

These new devices are expected to be available for purchase through the Sprint direct sales force in limited markets later this month, giving customers a wider selection of phones to instantly meet their productivity needs with connection in less than one second to millions of existing Nextel Direct Connect subscribers.

Powered by Qualcomm's QChat technology, these new Nextel Direct Connect devices will continue to provide industry-leading performance, while operating on the Rev. A portions of the Sprint Mobile Broadband network (except in Puerto Rico).


Kyocera Takes Over Sanyo Mobile Business on 4/1/08

January 21, 2008 10:33 AM | Kyocera | Sanyo |

Kyocera Corporation today announced that it has reached a definitive agreement with SANYO Electric Co., Ltd. to acquire SANYO's mobile phone business. The agreement was approved by both companies' boards of directors today and is planned to become effective April 1, 2008.

Kyocera's goal for the acquisition is to strengthen its global telecommunications equipment business. Under the agreement, Kyocera acquires a comprehensive set of assets from SANYO relating to the research, development, design, materials procurement, manufacture, sales and marketing of CDMA handsets; PHS handsets; PHS base stations; and wireless communications systems; as well as a range of related technologies, intellectual property and patents.

The acquisition is forecasted to grow worldwide annual revenues from Kyocera's global telecommunications equipment business to approximately 400 billion Japanese yen (approximately US$3.7 billion).



RadioShack Now Selling the Sanyo S1

October 16, 2007 10:33 AM | Sanyo | Sprint Nextel |

The Sanyo S1 is now available at RadioShack.  The S1 includes a high-quality speakerphone, Bluetooth wireless technology and Sprint Vision services.   The S1 has an ultra-slim profile, is ultra-lightweight at only 2.5 oz. and comes in classic black.  Features include:

Bluetooth Wireless Technology
  • Supports wireless headsets, hands-free car kits, dial-up networking (phone as modem) and vCard transfer.
High Quality SANYO Speakerphone
  • Rear-ported 24mm speakerphone - perfect for hands-free conversations.
  • Dedicated side speakerphone key for easy access.
Key Guard

Sanyo S1


Kyocera to Buy Sanyo Mobile Phone Business

September 14, 2007 2:52 PM | Kyocera | Sanyo |

Kyocera Corp is about to purchase Sanyo Electric's money losing mobile phone business for about 50 billion yen ($435 million).  Both companies share prices went higher in approval of investors looking at it as a welcome sign of consolidation in Japan's already overcrowded handset market.

Japanese handset manufacturers such as Sanyo and others face stiff competition from larger competitors such as Nokia and Motorola, as well as a maturing market. Sanyo has been restructuring with the help of Goldman Sachs and the sale of the mobile phone unit would be the latest step by Sanyo to rid non-core or struggling businesses to focus on key operations such as rechargeable batteries.

Sanyo, which has lost money for the last three business years, has sold its stake in leasing firm Sanyo Electric Credit Co to General Electric Co this year and is seeking a buyer for its microchip unit.


Sprint Announces the Sanyo Katana DLX and Katana II

July 16, 2007 11:12 AM | Sanyo | Sprint Nextel |

Sprint and SANYO today announced the availability of the Sprint Power Vision Phone KATANA DLX by SANYO.

Operating on the Sprint Mobile Broadband network, Katana DLX by SANYO provides easy access to Sprint's exclusive multimedia content, including the Sprint Music Store. The Sprint Music Store provides customers with quick over-the-air song downloads for just 99 cents each with a Power Vision data pack.

Also announced today, the Sprint Vision Phone Katana II by SANYO offers more total download capacity (21MB) than its very popular predecessor, Katana by SANYO, which debuted last year. This improvement significantly increases the device's capacity for games, ring tones, applications and more.


Sprint Launches the Sanyo SCP-7000

December 4, 2006 7:45 PM | Sanyo | Sprint Nextel | Comments (1)

Sprint has launched the SCP-7000 by Sanyo.  This new handset is ideal for those looking for a stylish, affordable, and durable handset that features a tough rubber Dura-Grip®, a high-quality SANYO speakerphone, nationwide walkie-talkie functionality with Sprint PCS Ready Link®, two large LCD displays, and the latest web and messaging capabilities. It also comes with built-in Parental Control features, and interchangeable color faceplates, making it perfect for the active family.

SCP-7000 Features

Sprint PCS Vision® capable

  • Download games, ringers, and screensavers
  • Browse the Web (WAP 2.0 browser)

Sprint PCS Ready Link® capable

  • Nationwide walkie-talkie-style communication
  • Communicate one-to-one or with groups of up to 5 other Ready Link users (6 total)


Sprint Launches the Sanyo M1

December 4, 2006 7:34 PM | Sanyo | Sprint Nextel |

Sprint has launched the Sprint PCS Power VisionSM Phone M1 by Sanyo.  The powerful SANYO M1 music phone offers 1GB of internal memory, up to 18 hours of music playing time, a 2 megapixel camera with auto-focus, Bluetooth® wireless technology and many other advanced capabilities. Put more music, more media and more fun in the palm of your hand.

Main Features
  • Digital Dual-Band
  • Up to 3.8 hours continuous digital talk time.
  • 3.6" x 1.9" x 0.9"
  • 3.8 oz
Dual Color LCD Displays
  • 2.0-inch QVGA TFT LCD Main Display, 260K-color (240W x 320H pixels)
  • 1.3-inch TFT LCD External Display, 260K-color (128W x 96H pixels)


Sprint Plans Launch of the Sanyo SPC-8400

September 12, 2006 6:59 PM | Sanyo | Sprint Nextel | Comments (1)

Sprint has announced planns to launch the next generation in Sanyo's popular 8000 Series phones, the SCP-8400.

The SANYO SCP-8400 features:

  • Built-in MP3/AAC music player
  • 1.3 Megapixel camera
  • MicroSD memory card
  • Stereo headset
  • High-quality SANYO speakerphone
  • Rich, high-speed multimedia experience of the Sprint Power Vision(SM) Network.
Offered in three stunning color choices and featuring a unique new way to personalize your phone—the SANYO FaceMask. The SCP-8400 supports the latest version of Sprint Themes, allowing for even more personalization.


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